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The best digital camcorders under 600 dollar include several MiniDV, Hard Drive, and DVD models, as well as a couple of 3CCD options, amazing as this may sound. Some of the features you can look for include a 16:9 widescreen recording mode, a large LCD display, powerful 20x optical zoom or higher, full-HD recording, flash media, decent storage and ability to produce good resolution still shots. If you have 3D shooting in mind, then you will find top camcorders under 600 dollar that do this efficiently.

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JVC Everio GZ-VX815

JVC Everio GZ-VX815BUS HD Camcorder


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Release Date
Feb 2013
Jan 2012
Jan 2013
Feb 2012
Apr 2011
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
10.0 x
30.0 x
10.0 x
12.0 x
Recording Format
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
Flash Media
Flash Media, High Definition
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
12.0 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
8.9 MegaPixels
10.0 MegaPixels
2.63 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
AVCHD, SD card, flash card
Internal Flash Memory, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC
AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition
Use
Video, Photo Viewing
Video
Video
Video
Video

Videos were also sharper

Fantastic low light performance

You need to add in the cost of memory cards to your total package price.

Zoom mic function is poor.